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Hymenoptera - Trichacis

Hymenoptera - Trichacis
Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA
May 7, 2007
Size: ~ 1 mm
Small parasitoid attracted to lights. Platygastridae?

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Trichacis sp. -- det. O.A. Popovici
Moved from Platygastridae.

Thanks Ross.

The lack of a stigma and wing venation seems to exclude the similar Scelionidae. Eight flagellar antennal segments is typical for this group. Some species have unusual protuberances on the scutellum as can be seen here.

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